As goblin it shall rage within these walls, till unrequired, unbid, a traveller come and exercise retaliation on thee.'
To me they sounded suspiciously like the goblins in my goblin book.
In England and Scotland a certain class of goblin or ghost found a running stream an impassable barrier.
Edwin gazed upon this astonishing apparition, and knew it for a goblin of darkness.
The first mound that I encountered belonged to a goblin splashing in his tub.
But the goblin placed his hand upon my mouth, and I was dumb.
The goblin stared about him in a dazed manner for a moment, and then said, "Sindbad the Sailor's house."
Hence his folly of treating his thoughts and fancies, as he was treated by the goblin.
The goblin Shutendoji was now to be pitied; it would surely go hard with him!
There was so little of the goblin in this appeal that it resolved him.
early 14c., "a devil, incubus, fairy," from Old French gobelin (12c., as Medieval Latin Gobelinus, the name of a spirit haunting the region of Evreux, in chronicle of Ordericus Vitalis), of uncertain origin, perhaps related to German kobold (see cobalt), or from Medieval Latin cabalus, from Greek kobalos "rogue, knave," kobaloi "wicked spirits invoked by rogues," of unknown origin. Another suggestion is that it is a diminutive of the proper name Gobel.
Though French gobelin was not recorded until almost 250 years after appearance of the English term, it is mentioned in the Medieval Latin text of the 1100's, and few people who believed in folk magic used Medieval Latin. [Barnhart]